Mallory's Remember WENN Fan Page
An Ode to Doug
By Mallory Bolduc
"In the boy scouts, they
told us the most beautiful sight to see when you wake is the sunrise.
Forget the boy scouts."
-Doug Thompson (Matthew Bennett) in "Popping the
Those of you in RW chats and most of my
e-pals have been expecting this from me (even if I hadn't told you I was
making it ;>) -- well, it's finally up. Anyway, I'll be working on getting
stuff up like wavs and more links and pics and that kinda stuff. For
Okay, so I'm a LITTLE too abnormally
preoccupied (a euphemism for "obsessed") with the Doug episodes (so
far, "Popping the Question" and "Happy Homecomings"). Maybe Doug just
captures the charm that Remember WENN as a show presents. Maybe I'm
just really really weird. Probably both. But since "Popping the
Question" I was anxiously awaiting another Doug ep (and, by gosh, I
waited almost 2 1/2 seasons! ;>), and I can hardly wait for the
Now, for those of you deprived WENNers
who haven't seen a Doug ep, or only HH, or something weird like that,
Doug is also known as "our lawyer you mean Doug" (looking at Rebecca),
"our Doug" (sometimes you just shouldn't ask....), and several other,
um, things like that, depending on the RW fan.... He's WENN's lawyer,
and, well, in late season one (er, somewhere around 1940 -- well, in
"Popping the Question"), since he was the only one at the law, eh, place,
who listened to radio, they thought he should be the one to call. He
and Betty talked on the phone a while, and finally he got the courage
to ask her out on a date. (That's gotta be pretty close to verbatim....)
When he went to pick her up at the station, though... well, he had to
get through Mr. Eldridge, Mackie, and Jeff first. Finally, Mackie led
him to the writer's room and told Doug he'd go get Betty, wait right
here. So he waited. And, uh, waited. Two hours later.... But,
eventually, they had a date. In "Happy Homecomings," though, Doug
lamented, "I guess to get Betty's full attention I'd have to have
lived then." Hilary asks, "When?" "Another time." *sniffle* I feel
your pain, man!...
So, like, anyway.
Doug Thompson's played
by Matthew Bennett, who totally grooves too. He's the coolest in:
Titanic: A New
Musical (Mr. Andrews! The LEAD! Groovy!! => And he does a great job,
might I add. Comparing the cast recording with Michael Cerveris as Mr. A.
to the show with Matt Bennett, I prefer Our Doug in the role. =>
The third pic on this page is from when I met him after I saw Titanic, BTW.)...
Floyd Collins (head reporter, Dr. Hazlett -- the one on the right)...
...and a ton of other stuff.
Check out the cast recordings! =>
Matthew Bennett on Remember WENN -- off LC's Titanic: A New Musical site, which rules, BTW =)
Thanks to all you preview
people who checked this site out to make sure it was working and
stuff => (nice sentence, Mallory); Christine, for pics and
junk; Cynthia and Fiona, so you all don't feel
left out; and, of course, thanks to Matt Bennett! =>
me. Just do it. You're on this page, and that already displays your
amazing intelligence. So e-mail me.
My main Remember
can get to my other homepages from here.